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Redecorating a home space can give a fresh look and it does not have to be done by a professional decorator. In fact, you can create your own home décor without any experience with interior decorating whatsoever. All that you need to do is know a little about what the professionals do and use their hints and tips to decorate like a professional yourself. For example, one of the ways that professionals will create the right décor for a room would be to choose one accent item and work from it to build the décor for the whole space. Just how do you do this? Here are some tips that you can use to redesign your home into a home that you will truly love each and every day.

Choosing the Accent Item
The key to creating a space by building from one accent item, of course, depends on choosing that accent item to begin with. It could be many different things and it will truly be up to your imagination. Here are some suggestions to consider.

  • A piece of artwork can offer a selection of colors and will offer one cohesive element to work with.
  • A small decorator item or knick knack that you could place on a shelf could be the choice item, but you need to make sure it is large enough to be noticed. Something that disappears into the room will not offer that cohesive effect that you will need to build the decorations.
  • A throw pillow or a set of throw pillows can also act as the accent item. This will give you a color to work with and many throw pillows offer textures as well.
  • A water feature can be a fun element. Indoor wall fountains or floor fountains add a peaceful feel to a room while giving an accent to build the space from.

Once you have chosen the accent item, you will be on your way to building the décor for your room that will flow perfectly.

Building from that Accent Item
To build the décor of your room, you will need to take a look at the accent item that you have chosen. What style is it? You need to think of this because it will affect your space overall. Is the accent item modern, contemporary, classic, old world, etc? This is the style that you will want to use when you make the rest of your choices in the space.

You will also need to think about the color in the accent item. If you chose an item that includes a number of different colors, then you will be able to draw from those colors in order to use color throughout the space. However, it is important to not use too much color. You will need to use a neutral shade throughout the room too in order to avoid being overwhelmed.  If you chose an accent item that does not include much color, then simply take its one shade and then find colors that complement it well. You can find tools online that will help you choose the right complementary shades.

One of the professional tips for creating the right home décor in a space would be to build from an accent item. If you follow these steps, you can do so in the way that the professionals would. Start by choosing an item that offers the right look and feel that you want for the room. Then, Choose elements and colors to use throughout the room that work well with that item. This will help to create a cohesive, flowing space that you will love.

Polly Godwin is the owner of, a company specializing in water features, outdoor water fountains and more.